Scams and Frauds: Part VI – The Penny Stock Scam

We’ve all heard of penny stocks.  The SEC defines a “penny stock” as low-priced shares of small companies that typically trade infrequently, generally over the counter and not on a stock exchange. It is sometimes difficult to find price quotes on these companies and to obtain accurate pricing. They’re the cheap stocks that we can … More Scams and Frauds: Part VI – The Penny Stock Scam

Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part V: Advance-Fee Loan Businesses

The holidays continue to be a prime target time for scammers to take advantage of people at their most vulnerable; when they are stressed and pressed for time. Sometimes small business owners have had a bad year and they just want to get a loan to tide them over for a short while until business … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part V: Advance-Fee Loan Businesses

Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part IV: Top Executive Scams

We talked yesterday about scams that hit the vanity button of a business – today we’re looking at scams directly target the vanity of business executives. As ever, a little flattery goes a long way! The “Top 100 Executives” scam tricks executives into providing their personal information under the guise of compiling a list of … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part IV: Top Executive Scams

Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part III: Vanity Scams

Everyone likes to be acknowledged that they’re doing a good job, and awards are part and parcel of not only being validated in that but also being able to show it to others as confirmation of one’s expertise or prowess – and more importantly, to stand out from competitors. Believe it or not, there is … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part III: Vanity Scams

Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part II: Funding Scams

We’re continuing on our Holiday Scams & Frauds Series and we’re going to go deeper into yesterday’s topic of business opportunity scams – but this time we’re going corporate. What’s meant here is that there are scams of all kinds, and some apply to individuals – and some apply to businesses.  Businesses get scammed all … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part II: Funding Scams